The grit of growth May 09 2017
You know the old saying "If you work hard for something, you appreciate it a lot more". So true!
I have to admit that a lot of things in life have come easy to me. School was always a piece of cake. I never doubted for a minute that quitting my massage therapy job and starting out on my own would be a success. When I bought a house and moved my business into the basement, a friend of mine said "This must feel so empowering!". I hadn't even thought about it. I just felt like I was doing what I needed to do.
But in the positive department I feel like I was genetically doomed! I won't go into detail on the subject so as to avoid embarrassing my family but I can tell you that I had a lot to overcome! Rewiring my brain to think only positive thoughts was a lot of hard work. Because it required such persistence I am appreciating it!
I just read an article that mentioned the following: "Fostering a growth mindset can empower us to see hope in hurdles and to acknowledge and accept all aspects of ourselves, including those that are not strengths, rather than hiding or denying them" If you've been following this blog you know that I'm not the type to hide or deny anything. I've always said that I might as well admit my faults since everyone around me can see them anyway.
According to the same article grit means strength of character, or fortitude. I feel like I've developed some grit in this last few months and it's been good for me. Ready to grow along with me?